Lawson’s Dry Hills Riesling

New Zealand, Marlborough

4.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)

Crisp, dry and citrusy this intensely flavoured wine is light and perfect for summer. With hints of citrus blossom, apple and lime the small amounts of sweetness in this Riesling are balanced by the acidity to make for elegant, fresh notes on the palate.”

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The Waihopai Valley vineyards extreme temperatures and clay soils produce naturally intense flavours, with a moderate sized crop they are able to allow for a long and slow devlopment of the grape and flavour.
2016's vintage year was very warm and dry allowing the perfect condition for picking.

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

Alcohol Percentage


Cellar Potential

This wine will age well for upwards of 5 years due to its naturally high acidity.


Based in Blenheim Marlborough, the original company vineyard was planted in 1982 by Ross and Barbara Lawson. They launched the Lawson’s Dry Hills label - making their own wines - some ten years later, in 1992. Today, the company remains family owned and wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Gewürztraminer, all made from fruit grown in the sub districts of Wairau, Waihopai, Omaka and Awatere Valleys. Accredited with both “ISO 14001:2015” and “Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand” awards, Lawson’s employs fundamental environmental practices which respect both the specific vineyards and broader environment. In the last 10 years they have won multiple international awards – highlighted by no less than 3 International Trophies for their Sauvignon Blancs with both The International Wine Challenge and Decanter World Wine Awards.

To quote Lawson’s themselves: “There are plenty of Marlborough wine brands, but none have our vineyards or our people, the two most important factors in our business. And very few can say that their key people (including Head Winemaker Marcus Wright and Vineyard Manager Mark Ludemann) have been with the business for almost 20 years. Each.”

Food Match

Fantastic to balance out rich dishes such as pate this wine is also perfect for light summer dishes such as salads or Thai style foods.

In the press

International Wine Challenge 2018 - Silver Medal Winner

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 - Silver Medal Winner

Additional Information





1 review for Lawson’s Dry Hills Riesling

  1. ryanbrady1981
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Time in bottle has helped this wine develop lovely toasty notes to match the freshly drizzled lime and bright, fresh aromatics. Still taut and fresh with a slightly austere lime-skin texture and ripe acidity. Very enjoyable.

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